US Core Durable Goods MoM 0.2% vs 0.2% forecast. US Durable Goods Mom 1.7% vs 1%. A positive reading for the US with a USD that strengthened on the day (USD Index + 0.43%).

Risk on across may asset classes, with equities up (new all time high for S&P500)  and metals down (XAU breaking a key support and now trading at 1283).

BoC Poloz with a dovish tone in his press conference sent USD/CAD to 1.2482, up 0.91%. A cloud of uncertainty over the next Central Bank move, considering also a weaker USD (compared with the beginning of the year) that might not help exports.

RBNZ rate announcement. Interest Rates unchanged with dovish comments. Lower NZD might be needed to support recovery and inflation growth.